Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Duke of York meets army veterans

The Duke of York has met army veterans during a visit to Northern Ireland

The Duke of York has met army veterans during a visit to Northern Ireland.

He had engagements with the chairman of the Royal Irish Regiment Museum and representatives of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) Memorial Trust in Lisburn.

The UDR had around 50,000 men and women and merged with the Irish Regiment in 1992.

Following the meeting, the Duke was accompanied by retired Lieutenant Colonel Wesley Duncan to view the recently-dedicated UDR memorial in Lisburn city centre.

He began his engagements with retired Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Bennett, chairman of the Royal Irish Regiment Museum, and the museum's head of collections Amanda Moreno. He viewed an exhibition on the preservation of the history and heritage of the regiment and its antecedents.

The special representative for international trade and industry also met the chief executive of Government jobs creation body Invest NI, Alastair Hamilton, for a working lunch and presentation on trade and investment.

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